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Part 1 of this short series appears here: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Utah-s-Moral-Compass-With-by-Daniel-Geery-120928-789.html
This part focuses on the media collusion to exclude third party candidates
from public debate. I will start with a letter that I and two other senatorial
candidates put together, which summarizes the situation here in
The following letter was sent to all newspapers in
With a Democrat and Republican Congress at a 10% approval rating, the exclusion of three candidates from political debate is a disservice to those concerned with real solutions to urgent problems. The recent U.S. Senatorial debate, televised by KUED and KBYU, excluded candidates with important ideas on climate change, education, drones, citizen rights, and the Constitution, to cite a few examples.
Are we going to hand our children an impossible world to live in because we fail to consider solutions beyond business-as-usual? This approach has created the mess we now face. We are long overdue for a move from dominant party politics and must engage in a broad diversity of ideas and strategies.
As a service to present and future generations who long for the best world possible, we challenge the print and broadcast media, and especially KUED and KBYU, to include the voices of all candidates running for election, as a proper service to citizens of Utah. Burning issues such as those above are too important to be crushed by the chilling of voices by
Bill Barron, Unaffiliated, barronforussenate.com
Daniel Geery, Justice Party, voteutah.us
Shaun McCausland, Constitution Party, mrshaungoestowashington.com
Today, Sunday, October 21, 2012, a 24
page supplement appeared in the Salt
I think this is particularly significant, as it is a bona fide reflection of similar tactics used by both Republicans and Democrats across the land, but especially by Mitt Romney, who has clearly been infected with the lying disease, a condition frightfully prevalent amongst those who have risen to power in these parts. (I personally find this ironic because most Mormons, or Latter Day Saints as many prefer to be called, are among the most honest folks I've met--and I hail from New York, a century or so ago).
Getting back to the televised recent debate that third party Senatorial Candidates were not made aware of or invited to, I was told by one sponsor that this choice of candidates was based on polls, wherein you had to have a 5% rating. Which polls, no one could say. The other producer informed me there were no polls, but it was more of an executive decision; also, had we asked, I was informed, we would have been invited.
As it turns out, Constitutional Party Candidate, Shaun McCausland did make a request to be invited to the debate and was assured that his message would be passed to a person in charge.
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